So, let’s see. Julian has done so much in these past couple of months! He has been sitting up on his own since he was about 7 months old, and is now working on crawling – he gets himself up on all fours and rocks back and forth. This pre-crawling started when he turned 10 months. He is 11 months now! Waiting for him to crawl is the hardest!!! He is also holding his own bottle, which he’s been doing since around 9.5 months. He has two new bottom front teeth coming in, and he can spoon feed himself (we show him the spoon, he grabs it and puts it in his mouth).
I am trying to teach him drinking out of a straw – I ordered the TalkTools straw set, honey bear and recessed lid drinking cup to start. We can use honey bear now, the other stuff is for when he learns to drink from a straw. This Rubbermaid juice box also works well for teaching. The key is that you can squeeze the bottle to make liquid come up out of the straw so Julian recognizes that he needs to start drinking. The teaching and learning is going slowly….not sure how this will go. I will keep you posted. Drinking out of a straw is good for lip closure, helping eventually with developing good speech skills.
Over the past couple of weeks Julian started to babble new sounds – dadas but no mamas yet. He likes to yell and be loud and vocal more than ever.
Another latest thing is that he loves to splash splash splash in the bath! My brother Graham and his wife Tammy and their son Jack gave us a water spout thing for christmas and we put it up this month too. It rocks.
Julian is still wearing his helmet but I recently got yelled at my Tom for taking it off too much. I just can’t help it, I love to see his full head of hair. So that is why you see him in a lot of the photos without it. BUT, we did get news recently that he only has a few more weeks!
And oh yeah, Julian also had ear tubes put in last Friday, April 29th. It was such an easy surgery…he did go under anasthesia but only for a few minutes. Recovery was a breeze. Many things are now a piece of cake compared to open heart surgery!
So without further adieu, enjoy some photos of our cutie!